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Seattle Atheists Presents: Rich and Deanna Lyons

November 20, 2011 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Rich and Deanna Lyons will be addressing the issues of coming out of religion and the importance of building an atheist community to help people who are leaving faith. Come join us for a talk and Q&A. Light refreshments will be provided.

Bio: Rich Lyons spent 20 years as a minister of the United Pentecostal Church, before a series of events caused him to take a rational look at his faith.

In the following years, he gradually debunked and rejected, one-by-one, the many doctrines of the church where he preached. Eventually, he left that church and finally left faith altogether. That process was quite painful, and resulted in Rich being abandoned by his family and friends, and losing not only his home and job, but also losing a career and a way of life.

Today, Rich and his wife, Deanna Joy, live in Seattle and are active in the atheist and skeptic communities here. They host a podcast called, “Living After Faith,” which addresses the process of coming out of religion, and how to live again after leaving the life of faith.

RSVP here: http://www.meetup.com/seattle-atheists/events/36502392/


We also encourage you to bring canned food items for our year-round Seattle Atheists SeasonLESS Food Drive. We’ll donate the food we collect to Family Works and Volunteers of America food banks in the name of Seattle Atheists.

Food banks everywhere are experiencing a sharp decrease in the amount of food available to hungry families. It’s time to make sure that giving continues, even AFTER the traditional holiday giving season.


November 20, 2011
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


2100 Building
2100 24th Ave. S.

Seattle, United States